Soon, winter will be here and you will want your heating system to be ready. There is a lot of maintenance to be done before you start your heating. Some of the things you may want to do can include changing the filter, cleaning the ducts and having the furnace serviced. Here are some tips to help you prepare your furnace for the cold winter to come:
1. Changing The Filter And Checking The Vents
Changing the air filters in your HVAC system is one of the best ways to prevent common wear and tear. Many systems have one filter near the plenum, but some systems may also have a filter in return vents. Before you start your system, it is a good idea to change the main filter and check all your vents to make sure they are clean. If you do have filters in the returns, removing them can give your system better airflow and improve efficiency.
2. Having Your System Cleaned To Remove Dusts In Ducts
You may also want to consider having the ducts in your home cleaned. Over the years, ducts can become full of dust. This can have many adverse effects on your HVAC system, such as problems with the furnace. Cleaning out the dust and cleaning the furnace and other mechanical parts is something that you can have done to improve the energy efficiency of your system. Having the ducts of your system cleaned will improve air quality of your system as well.
3. Checking The Furnace For Problems That Need Repair
There may also be repairs that you need to have done for your system. These repairs can be something as simple as having a fuse replaced. The blower and other parts should also be inspected to ensure that they are working efficiently and delivering the hot air to your home. If you have a system that uses heating oil, you may also need to have the burning element cleaned before you start using your heating. This will remove the carbon that builds up in the furnace and effects the efficiency of your heating. It is a good idea to clean these parts of your system before you begin using your heating.
These are some tips to help you prepare your heating for the cold winter to come. If you do not want to be caught without heating when the first frost arrives, contact an HVAC service to get help with maintenance and repairs to your system now. For more information, talk to a company like Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC.